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It's a holiday party!

If finances are tight this year, celebrate the holidays by hosting a shared small-plates party, where everyone can get together to have fun without breaking the bank. Small plates continue to be hot in trendy restaurants because people love to sample little bites and taste a variety of dishes. Ask each guest to bring an appetizer and a bottle of wine or nonalcoholic drink. With a collec­tion of nibbles and libations, you're ready to party.

December 21, 2010 | Signal Staff | Food


Jim Lentini: Baby boomers and long-term care

The health care reform signed into law in 2010 is structured to have many changes in 2011. But with the new changes in Congress, and recent lawsuits pending from 20 states, we can expect delays to the federal health care structure before it affects our individual and group health coverage.

December 21, 2010 | By Jim Lentini | Business Columns


High-speed rail extended to Bakersfield

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Officials agreed Monday to nearly double the length of the first segment of California's planned high-speed rail line to allay concerns that the initial route will not reach major population centers in the Central Valley.

December 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


2Day in the SCV: Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010

'La Leche' meeting

December 21, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


What's Good in Education, Dec. 15, 2010

District Students Help SCV Senior Center on Thanksgiving

December 20, 2010 | Source: William S. Hart Union School District | SCV Raw


Students stage benefit concert for American Cancer Society

Sam Bashor & Miky Tayoba, along with the Hart High School Music & Songwriting Club, hosted an acoustic show at Hart High School on Dec. 17 to benefit the American Cancer Society.

December 20, 2010 | By Robbie McCarthy | SCV Raw


Senior Calendar

Senior lunch menu

December 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Senior Living


2Day in the SCV: Monday, Dec. 20, 2010

Free dentist checkup

December 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


Jobless rate near all-time high

One in 12 among Santa Clarita's work force were jobless in November, state data shows.

December 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff and Wire Services | Santa Clarita Valley News


State designates Bowman High a model school

The California Department of Education named Bowman High School as a Model Continuation High School for its efforts to help struggling students stay in school, state officials announced Friday.

December 20, 2010 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Steve Lunetta: Dems begin to see light on education

One of my yearly duties during the holidays is helping my uncle put up his Christmas lights. It usually takes us 10 minutes to get the lights out, one hour to get the ball of lights untangled, another hour to hunt down the defective bulbs, and two hours to put them on the house.

December 20, 2010 | By Steve Lunetta | Columnists


David Hegg: When it comes to ‘war,’ Christmas already won

When syndicated columnist John Crisp attempts to pick a fight over Christmas and its status among Americans, he isn't wrong, he just isn't right. And that is often the case when arguments are seated on foundations that are historically faulty.

December 19, 2010 | By David Hegg | Columnists


Stan Fix: Is there a ‘Christmas War’? I say ‘Bah! Humbug!’

Some believe there is an effort to do away with the religious side of Christmas. "Bah!"

December 19, 2010 | By Stan Fix | Columnists


Plastic-bag ban just another money-grab

I have been watching with growing interest the public discussion between letter writers Howard Barr and Brian Baker.

December 19, 2010 | By Andrew Edward Briseno Saugus | Letters to the Editor


Tim Myers: Get well soon, Frank Ferry

Frank Ferry, Santa Clarita City Council member and principal of Bishop Alemany High School, currently resides at Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills battling a septic condition brought on by an outpatient procedure after Thanksgiving.

December 19, 2010 | By Tim Myers | Columnists


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Coffee rust reaches new heights in Central America

FRAIJANES, Guatemala (AP) - For years, Hernan Argueta's small plot of coffee plants seemed immune to the fungus spreading elsewhere in Central America. The airborne disease that strikes coffee plants, flecking their leaves with spots and causing them to wither and fall off, failed to do much damage in the cooler elevations of Guatemala's mountains.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Pakistan launches Afghan airstrikes after attack

ISLAMABAD (AP) - Taliban fighters attacked several Pakistani military posts along the Afghan border Saturday, sparking an hourslong gun battle that included Pakistan launching airstrikes into Afghanistan, authorities said. Pakistan said soldiers killed 16 militants, while Afghan officials said the airstrikes killed five civilians.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Proposed $40 million settlement set for players

A $40 million settlement has been completed that will pay college football and basketball players dating to 2003 for the use of their likenesses in NCAA-branded videogames.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


American suicide bomber grew up in Central Florida

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The American man who launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops grew up in Central Florida and attended several colleges in the state before dropping out and moving abroad.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Poll: Voters vexed by California corruption probes

LOS ANGELES (AP) - California voters are alarmed by a string of corruption scandals in Sacramento, but most feel any wrongdoing is not widespread, a poll indicated Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Mickelson says he's cooperating in probe

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) - Hall of Fame golfer Phil Mickelson confirms that FBI agents investigating insider trading approached him after a round at the Memorial tournament. He says he is cooperating and has done nothing wrong.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


In US and abroad, new focus on anti-women violence

Nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted in Nigeria. A pregnant Pakistani woman stoned to death by her family for marrying the man she loved. Widespread rape in many war zones. And in California, a murderous rampage by a disturbed young man who had depicted sorority members as a prime target.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Only US soldier held in Afghanistan is freed

WASHINGTON (AP) - The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.

May 31, 2014 | By Associated Press | Signal AP


Sport Chalet hosts free fishing seminar

Sport Chalet Valencia will host a free fishing seminar led by fishing professionals this upcoming Tuesday.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Closures for I-5 truck lanes project

The California Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 5 in the Santa Clarita Valley next week as part of a truck lanes improvement project that began in mid-2012.

May 31, 2014 | By Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


Obama makes public health pitch for carbon rules

WASHINGTON (AP) - As governors, businesses and environmentalists brace for new limits on power plant pollution, President Barack Obama is casting his unprecedented effort to curb greenhouse gases as essential to protect the health and wellbeing of children.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Man who accosted Pitt pleads no contest to battery

LOS ANGELES (AP) - A man who accosted Brad Pitt on a red carpet pleaded no contest to battery Friday and was ordered to stay away from the actor and Hollywood red carpet events.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Casey Kasem's daughter granted visitation

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state judge on Friday granted a daughter of ailing radio personality Casey Kasem regular visits after she raised concerns about his well-being.

May 31, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Shinseki accepts blame, resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) - Beset by growing evidence of patient delays and cover-ups, embattled Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned from President Barack Obama's Cabinet Friday, taking the blame for what he decried as a "lack of integrity" in the sprawling health care system for the nation's military veterans.

May 30, 2014 | By The Associated Press | Signal AP


Santa Clarita Christian School graduation

Graduates: 42

May 30, 2014 | Signal Staff | Santa Clarita Valley News


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